Linda Vista Elementary Camp Out

We had a blast at the Linda Vista camp out (delicious tacos, as well!) Students were trying their hand at the lever demonstration, the impact crater tub, blood tub, and several other stations that we set up before sunset.

We got mostly clouded out for star viewing this week as well, but got to show Jupiter to about 20 of the campers, and did our virtual tour of the solar system with the rest.

Del Cerro Elementary Camp Out

Wow, this was such a busy day! A NASA video crew came out to videotape our operation with several classes of Del Cerro students visiting the mobile observatory. Then we stayed for the camp-out at night.

The weather didn’t cooperate for star watching, but we did have the simulated solar system tour operating in the observatory, and several science and craft stations to entertain and educate.

We didn’t take pictures, but here’s an interview that Richard Stember did last month!

San Mateo Campground Sky Watching

The sky was clear and full of planets and stars to look at, for our public outreach tonight. We joined the OC Astronomers for this event, and everyone had a great time, including the camp rangers.

De Portola Elementary Camp Out

Thank you, De Portola! Science Heads had a great time showing you the planets and stars tonight. Our science and crafts stations were well-attended, with most of the kids coming away with starlight cups and straw rockets.

Mobile Observatory Ribbon Cutting

Mobile observatory ribbon cutting

Our Mobile Observatory is officially open! At the Mission Viejo public library, and accompanied by speeches from mayor Wendy Bucknam, Science Heads Executive Director, Richard Stember, and other local dignitaries, Science Heads cut a ceremonial ribbon for the MOBS.

See the coverage from the Orange County Register.

Our celebration event featured science-themed stations demonstrating photosensitivity via make-your-own sun prints, leverage, rapid oxidation (burning) of steel, safe sun viewing, geometric patterns, blood composition, and jet propulsion.

Look at our events calendar for many upcoming events!

Come to Our Mobile Observatory Open House, April 10th, at the Mission Viejo Library!

Bring the whole family for a free afternoon of fun and educational activities!

Science Heads Inc. and the Mission Viejo Library are celebrating National Library Week with Free Science Activities.

The afternoon will begin at 12 noon with a ribbon cutting event for Science Heads’ new Mobile Astronomical Observatory. The observatory will then be open to the public from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

A map is available on the event’s Yelp page.

Free activities include:

  • Safe Solar Viewing using the observatory’s specialized solar telescope
  • Explore the Solar System with NASA Interactive 3D Software
  • Fun science related activities for both children and adults

This event is appropriate for children 4 years and older and adults.

The Mobile Observatory was a hit in our first outing, at Lake Forest Elementary
The Mobile Observatory was a hit in our first outing, at Lake Forest Elementary